A World Premiere: Concerto for Violin and Cello: Un Pasto con Luciana e Mario
By Lucas Richman
Commissioned by Honora and Dahlan Robert Foah
Three courses of musical dining pay tribute to a love forged over multiple decades and continents.
In 2018, Dahlan and Honora Foah commissioned Lucas Richman to write a piece in honor of Mario and his late wife Luciana, Dahlan’s mother. Inspired by food as being at the heart of Italian culture, “Concerto for Violin and Cello: Un Pasto con Luciana e Mario” (“A Meal with Luciana and Mario”) follows the progression of a meal in three courses (Primo, Secondo e Dolce) with each movement revealing animated repartee and tender moments of sincere affection.
The World Premiere will be in Atlanta, GA on June 22, 2022. Location will be announced shortly.
The soloists will be Kenn Wagner, violin; David Schepps, cello with Dahlan Foah conducting the Atlanta Musicians’ Orchestra. Lucas Richman will be in attendance!